How to get from Düsseldorf to Cologne by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Düsseldorf to Cologne is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||21 miles (34 km)|
|Available travel modes||Train|
|Fastest mode||Train • $12 (€10) • 21 min|
|Popular travel companies||Deutsche Bahn|
Travel 21 miles (34 km) by train from Düsseldorf to Cologne. Deutsche Bahn is the main travel company operating this trip. Travelers can even take a direct train from Düsseldorf to Cologne.
You can travel by train or bus for as low as $3 (€3). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of travel services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of travel includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Düsseldorf to Cologne travel.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
You can get from Düsseldorf to Cologne by train.
Going by train is the quickest way from Düsseldorf to Cologne with an average travel time of 21 min.
The Düsseldorf to Cologne distance is around 21 miles (34 km).
The average frequency per day from Düsseldorf to Cologne is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Düsseldorf and Cologne as scheduled services by train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Düsseldorf to Cologne:
The following travel company offer services from Düsseldorf to Cologne:
Yes, there is a direct service from Düsseldorf to Cologne:
Direct services to Cologne tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.
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